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Calgary- based TransCanada Corp is emerging as a possible target, with several U.S. activist hedge funds reviewing the nearly $38 billion pipeline operator as a break-up candidate, people close to the matter said.
TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 3- A pickup in fertilizer demand has brightened the outlook for North American potash companies who suffered through plunging prices and profits after a European trading consortium collapsed in 2013..
Aug 6- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc's second-quarter profit beat Wall Street estimates as it gained from the inclusion of sales from Viterra Inc's retail centers. Agrium's U.S.-listed shares rose 2 percent to $94 in after-hours trading.
MOSCOW, July 29- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, said it may increase the price for a new 2015 supply contract with China by 10 percent, pressing efforts to restore prices to levels seen before last year's slump.
*PetSmart shares rise as much as 15 pct. July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, underlining troubles at the pet product retailer. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart, making it the company's largest shareholder.
July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, sending the pet product retailer's shares up 15 percent. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart in a regulatory filing, making it the company's largest shareholder.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 29- Western Canadian farmers still stuck with last year's harvest are turning to the government for credit help in record numbers, and insiders fear problems could cascade through the agricultural economy as the new planting season gets under way.
Because Potash Corp owns the most potash-producing capacity in the world, a change in that philosophy would cause the crop nutrient's value to plunge. Even so, Baskin just recently sold its stake in Potash Corp on concern that BPC's breakup has diminished the pricing power of potash miners.
*MannKind shares soar as diabetes drug gets FDA backing. NEW YORK, April 2- The S&P 500 closed at another record high on Wednesday as signs of steady private-sector hiring suggested that the economy was slowly building momentum after a winter-related pullback.
*MannKind shares soar as diabetes drug gets FDA backing. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks inched higher on Wednesday, pushing the S&P 500 to another intraday record, after data suggested the economy was slowly building momentum after a winter-related pullback earlier in the year.
*MannKind shares soar as diabetes drug gets FDA backing. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks made modest gains on Wednesday and the S&P 500 held near its record high of the prior session after data suggested the economy is recovering from a winter-driven slowdown.
*MannKind shares soar as diabetes drug gets FDA backing. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks were set for a flat open on Wednesday, indicating the S&P 500 will hold near its record high reached in the prior session, after data on the labor market was slightly below expectations.
*MannKind shares soar as diabetes drug gets FDA backing. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Wednesday ahead of data on the labor market after the S&P 500 set its latest record high in the prior session.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
January's existing home sales are expected to show a decline of 3.5 percent to 4.7 million, and nobody will be surprised if it is worse.
The dispute around director compensation is the latest front in the war of influence between activist hedge funds and corporate boards.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.